Pointed Genital Warts

Pointed genital warts are caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV). Some of its types result in pointed genital warts. The virus spreads only through sexual contact. It is a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Genital warts are spots or wide areas that look like top of cauliflower. They occur on mucous membrane or skin. In men, they usually can be found on frenulum, glans and shaft of the penis and inside the urethra. In women, genital warts occur mainly on vulva (labia minora and majora), urethra, vagina, cervix, and anal area. Condylomata may occur on the mucous membrane of the mouth.

After the genital warts occurred they may increase in size.

If untreated, the genital warts can lead to complications. The worse are cancer: in men, penile cancer; in women, cervical cancer.

Genital warts occur when:

Symptoms

Diagnosis for Genital Warts

The warts are difficult to find due to the long incubation period of 3 to 6 months. In addition, the virus can be accompanied by other infections – gonococcus, trichomonad,  ureaplasma, Chlamydia and microplasma. Therefore if the genital warts are found you should get tested for other problems.

Treatment

Different methods are used for treatment

Keep in mind using a condom can protect you from many sexually transmitted infections.